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Love it or hate it, The New York Times has been a cornerstone of American journalism for well over a century. Adam Nagourney, a veteran of the newspaper since 1996, has been there for some of the most volatile decades of the paper’s history. Our latest Instaread investigates.

The Princess Di Effect

The paper’s digital transition began in 1996 with the launch of its website. In those early days, the digital team was often seen as secondary. It often clashed with the print team about different approaches to breaking news. Princess Diana’s death in 1997 really drove home the need for a 24/7 news cycle, leading to the creation of a continuous news desk — a huge step in the paper’s digital evolution, and also in how the news was covered in general. 

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